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1st race of the year!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

I think I just agreed to do a 5k with a friend from high school that I havent seen since we graduated!! I just had a passing thought....there are several friends from high school who are now runners....hmmmm looks like I may just have to put out a facebook message and see how many I can gather for this race.

I am nervous about this though...I have had issues with my back and the nerve being pinched. I just got my green light to go back outside to run but only 1.5 miles every other day but doc said he would rather it be every 2 days. I can do all the treadmill runs I want, as long as I'm not in pain. I may have to do more training on the tm than pavement. Which I guess is fine, atleast I'm able to run.

The race is June me time to get it back. In the last few weeks when I've ran almost 4 miles its taken me 40 to 45 minutes...not goooood at all. My pace last year I was doing almost 6 in that same time frame. BUT this year has been a total differet race. I've put weight back on...almost 10 pounds from last June...I'm still boncing around with that, down 2 up 4! I think my scale is just jacked up, in fact I got so sick of it the other day I nearly chucked it out the window! I tossed it in the closet where it will remain. Then theres my laundry list of injuries...Knee issues in August-Novemeber, surgery in mid Novemeber, recovery, winter, ran on the snow/ice (which it dawned on me I may have injured my back during on of those runs) cause in Jan. is when i started having all my back pain down to my side of the leg down to the toes. Had x-rays done that showed my screwed up disk and how my nerve is being pinched. Was going to chrio 2-3 times a week for about a month, then it became twice a week, now I'm done to once a week and this past Friday I am now offically every 2 wks and was given the okay to run outdoors but only that 1.5 miles (I know I said above I was running 4 miles) I have and doc was NOT happy so I did stop with the 4 mile runs besides he was caused some setbacks.

Needless to say it just feels good to be running, to be outside. If I have to do any of these runs indoors on the tm I will take it in stride emoticon
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    Injuries can really play havoc with trying to run. It's important to remember that we run to be healthy, not run to injury ourselves. I had to start over from scratch with running a couple weeks ago after having injuries and illness this winter. It feels embarrassing to post that I only walk/ran 15 minutes for the day, but I'd rather build up slow and steady and help my body instead of hurting it. Listen to your body as you run and throughout the day. You body will thank you for it!
    4106 days ago
    Don't let yourself get frustrated with that pace- you are doing great and you don't want to injure yourself further by pushing too hard to get back where you were.
    Good job- keep up the great work!
    4107 days ago
    I'm super impressed with you. 4 miles in 40-45 minutes is totally normal pace for me! Don't beat yourself up - remind yourself that you're at least going 4 miles!! Like you, I'm dealing with an injury and have been so frustrated by it and am desperate to run. At this point, I would give anything to run 4 miles in an hour (oh wait, that would be walking). Good luck!
    4108 days ago
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